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Accreditation/Self Study Preparation

 Carol

 

I have extensive experience in accreditation at every level.  Beginning many years ago as a site visitor for the National League for Nursing Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, I have been coordinating site visitor for the National League for Nursing Community Health Accreditation Program, which accredits health departments, home health agencies, hospice programs, and similar facilities. At the regional level, I have served as an evaluator for the Commission on Institutions for Higher Education for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges; and the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities, the international accrediting body for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  


During my administrative fellowship at California State University, Fullerton and my tenure as vice-president for academic affairs at Atlantic Union College I participated in the preparation of self-study reports for The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. While at the University of Maryland School of Nursing I wrote the self-study report and managed the site visit that resulted in accreditation of the school as a provider of continuing education by the American Nursing Credentialing Center. I have recently completed a term of office as a commissioner for the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.  


I have participated in the departmental and regional accrediting activities at just about every institution where I have been employed over the years. Most recently I wrote the self-study reports and conducted the site visits that resulted in initial accreditation of the new baccalaureate program in nursing at Oakwood University in 2005, and its continuing accreditation in 2010.


Summary of accreditation affiliations

 

  • Accreditation Site Visitor, National League for Nursing, Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs.

 

  • Coordinating Site Visitor, National League for Nursing, Community Health Accreditation Program.

 

  • Evaluator, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools & Colleges.

 

  • Accreditation Visitor, Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventists Schools, Colleges and Universities, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

 

  • Evaluator, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

 

  • Commissioner, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Board of Commissioners.

 

 

 

Cheryl

 

 

I have been involved with various aspects of accreditation throughout my professional career. As a faculty member and department chairperson in several positions, I contributed to the development of self-study reports and participated in site visits. In my previous position as dean of a multidisciplinary college, I provided administrative support to all eligible programs as they successfully applied for initial or ongoing accreditation or approval. These programs included undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs in nursing, social work, public health, human service, and paralegal studies.

For several years I was a supervising team leader for the National League for Nurses Community Health Accreditation Program that reviewed and accredited public health and home health agencies. In that capacity, I lead in the surveys not only of local agencies, but also state and federal programs, including the State of South Carolina Public Health Department and the Indian Health Service. I contributed to the rewrite of the standards for public health agencies for CHAP. I was a consultant to the authoring committee and a co-author of an earlier version of the practice standards for community health nursing for the American Nurses Association.

 
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